A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy rice and condiments.


Benkadi Group's story

The ten members of the Benkadi solidarity group are all married women who average 40 years of age and five children each. They mostly live in polygamous families in N'TDJILLA, one of the villages of the rural community of Niena, a sub-prefecture of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali). This is their third collaboration with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to meet the needs of their customers. Both previous loans have been repaid in full.

Djeneba D., a member of the group, intends to use her loan to buy 150 kg of rice and some condiments for her restaurant activity. She buys her supplies at the N'TDJILLA market. She prepares and serves food at the weekly fair of N'TDJILLA to a clientele composed of both men and women, usually for cash.

She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 90,000 FCFA to be used for the daily expenses of the family.

In this group: Djeneba , Awa , Barakissa , Salimata , Aminata , Aminata , Mariam , Mamou , Kadia , Rokia
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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